BT Business Today June 2012

The ‘Bring Your Own Device’ revolution is here.


Is your business ready?

The world of work is changing. Employees now expect to work very differently to a generation ago. Their personal devices (mobile phones,tablets and laptops) often have more power and a greater personalised user experience than their work equivalent. It was only a matter of time before employees wanted to use these personal devices at work and have the same access to systems and applications that they use on their business-provided devices.

There are undoubtedly genuine advantages in terms of flexibility and productivity. However, if these personal devices are not managed correctly trying to get this access can cause a serious security headache, and leave your business dangerously exposed to a wide and growing list of risks.

In this special edition of ‘BT Business Today’, BT Ireland’s quarterly business newsletter, we examine the Bring Your own Device (BYOD) issue and explore the implications for Irish businesses and how they should approach this unstoppable phenomenon.

BT will run a free online webinar on 11th December 2012. To register your interest visit the BYOD section on the BT Ireland website.

Bring Your Own Device – An unstoppable force

Every organisation needs to think about the implications of BYOD, from a legal and security perspective.

BYOD things to consider – a starter for 10

As Irish businesses prepare for the full implications of the BYOD revolution the range of variables to consider seems to grow, and grow. They range from the trivial to the complex. Some of the more serious ones could potentially expose your business to risks serious enough to shut you down.

See how our interactive guide can help you with the risks posed by employees own devices

There's a huge amount of interest in the topic of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Whether you're thinking of rolling out BYOD in the next 6 months or deciding not to allow it, it's important to have a policy in place. A clear policy helps your employees understand what they can and can't do with their own devices.

Four BYOD strategies to protect your company

Ashley Furness, CRM Market Analyst at Software Advice, provides four strategies regarding a successful and secure deployment and use of BYOD.

Beyond the office: The face of work to come?

Back in 1981, Dolly Parton sang about ‘working nine to five’. Now, we are in an era where a workforce can collaborate across time zones and territories with people they may never meet in person. We can be talking to Sydney at 10pm and Mumbai at 6am. So nine to five simply doesn’t feature; 5am to 9pm might be more appropriate!

Making the bring your own device (BYOD) trend work for you

Your data is everywhere. It’s on devices you own and devices you don’t; it’s accessed from within your buildings and without; it’s on your network and it’s in the cloud. Now there are no boundaries, how do you keep your data secure?